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This card fills a niche, and it does what it's supposed to do well. Works wonders in my red/white metalcraft deck. Easy to pop out early on and easy to grab again if need be. Additionally this card is immensely easier to grab again over an instant or sorcery.
Posted By: Mr.Wimples (7/31/2011 11:19:51 PM)


This is a much better card than it looks. It's all a matter of perspective. I play a lot of EDH, where you see the bulk of MTG's cardpool get unleashed on casual players by other casual players.

+Trinket Mage can get it.
+A white permanent for the purposes of cards like Mistveil Plains and Cliffrunner Behemoth.
+Much like Qasali Pridemage from the same block, you can play it early on when you have nothing better to do, and deter opponents from playing artifacts and enchantments.
+Is an artifact spell for Ethersworn Canonist and/or Glaze Fiend.
+Is an artifact for tutors such as Enlightened Tutor and Fabricate.
+Looks absolutely beautiful in foil.
+A simple way to delete an Eye of the Storm without throwing away a more useful card like an Ori... (see all)
Posted By: DacenOctavio (11/17/2012 7:06:13 PM)


same here, Shoe2. it's useful for having a cmc of 1, yet unfortunately the activation cost could have been lowered by one or even two, since the activation cost requires white mana again :(
Seal of Cleansing also only costs 1W, so why is this one that expensive?
Posted By: Mode (12/31/2008 11:33:43 AM)


Overall, not a great card. However, in an artifact themed deck, it can be quite important - especially if your opponent uses 1 or more critical artifacts themselves.

I had mostly been using Scourglass to rid myself of gamebreakers in the past, but then one of my mates played Platinum Angel and pretty much just had it sitting there. Whilst a destroy creature spell would do the trick, putting one in the deck isn't all that necessary when you consider Scourglass (and cards like Sanctum Gargoyle + Master Transmuter to keep bringing it back into your hand).

In the end, I lost even though I was on 500 odd health. Given at that point that the only two cards in my graveyard were Fabricates (the only non-artifact cards in my deck), if I had've had a destroy artifact spell available it would have been easy to pick it up, get it out, and win with it. Whilst any destroy artifact ability or spell would work, not many have such reusability in a deck.
Posted By: JaxsonBateman (10/17/2009 4:14:43 AM)


This would be Crap...but it is fetchible and recurable by the fifth dawn "trinket" theme. I give it a 2.5

Waaay expensive disenchant, that is REALLY recurable.
Posted By: Shoe2 (11/19/2008 1:53:00 PM)


You're forgetting this is the only destroy skill you're going to get for white in the current 2010 standard. Annoying- Yes. Useful- Yes.
Posted By: MindbendingKey (6/15/2010 9:27:26 AM)


a simple disenchant would do much better.
Posted By: thaviel (2/10/2009 9:16:00 PM)


I don't know what you people are talking about. Infinitely useless piece of crap non-existent deserving is this.
Posted By: Mudora (12/31/2009 10:38:48 AM)


Very stupid card. I agree with Mode. Why on earth is the activation cost so high ? I don't really see any advantage of using this card over a disenchant. Even if the activation cost was W, it wouldn't really be a good card, although it would be a little bit better.
Posted By: kowrip (5/18/2010 11:37:27 AM)


With Lodestone golems in a deck this might actually be a decent card to use. It is waaay to expensive but maybe a sideboard card? Eh, na.
Posted By: EvilCleavage (8/8/2010 11:42:39 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!